Six Syrian refugees drowned while trying to cross from Syria to Turkey
Six Syrian refugees died today drowned when they were hit by a flood as they tried to cross clandestinely from Syria to Turkey, reports the Turkish agency Anadolu.
The event took place in the southern tip of the Turkish Mediterranean province of Hatay, bordering Syria, near the town of Kizilçat, in the municipality of Yayladag.
The Turkish police found the dead bodies of six people, supposedly Syrians trying to enter Turkey clandestinely and who were surprised by a flood.
During the day there were heavy rainfalls of up to 50 millimeters in this wooded province, with an orography of steep hills, valleys and streams, a frequent crossing point for Syrian refugees.
Part of the Syrian-Turkish border of Hatay is formed by the river Orontes, but the place of the tragedy is in another sector, far from this river.